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oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
aristocracy - hereditary nobility; privileged class; government by nobility; N. aristocrat
sartorial - pertaining to tailors or tailoring; Ex. a man of great sartorial elegance; CF. sartor: tailor
linguistic - pertaining to language
tumid - (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous
factious - inclined to form factions; causing dissension